Sunday, January 1, 2012

Marlena: Complete

...and here's Marlena finished, in all her innocence and exotic beauty. To accompany her is a  a small excerpt from UNCHARTED, when Samuel the shipwright gets his first glimpse of Marlena:

I doubt I would have noticed her at all, except she planted herself right in that place where the sun shot through that hole in the roof, which wouldn’t get fixed for a month. No one had seen the sun for two weeks, but in that moment, it split the clouds, thrust a shard through that narrow fissure, and reflected off every hovering dust particle surrounding her. Filaments of wild curls circled her head like a halo. Even her skirt radiated. I hate to sound like a spiritualist, or worse yet, a romantic, but at first glance, she seemed like an apparition. If not for her quirky suitcase, the size of a tackle box, I might have dropped to my knees.
Tomorrow, I'll post Pascal Gentil's  image that I worked from...


10 comments:

  1. Absolutely breathtaking! You have such a gift- for words and art alike. Astonishing, I expect her to inhale deeply, open her mouth and speak.

    Love the excerpt too. Thank you for posting, and happy new year!

    xoxo
    bru

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  2. Beautiful image and words. Enjoyed

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  3. Bru, Aw, thanks—funny thing is, she’s quite real to me! All the best to you, too :)


    Anthony, Thanks for stopping in! I’m glad you enjoyed—really…


    Liza, Thank you :)

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  4. Sigh, so gorgeous! I'm so excited about this picture, and you know why. :)

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  5. Michelle, yes I do know why! Still not sure if Pascal's might be better though--we'll see...

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  6. How you create such life and warmth on a blank canvass can never be truly explained to me. Those brush strokes and hues (and layers) has presented me with a person I would love to meet. She is real.

    You are extraordinary. (And it was a slick move to not introduce clothing.)

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  7. Aw, Jerry, thanks! What else can I say...:)

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  8. She's absolutely beautiful. And I like your rendition of her better, honestly.

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  9. Thanks Lisa! (been missing you on your blog...hope you're well...)

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